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Calculus: Single Variable Part 1 - Functions, University of Pennsylvania

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About this Course

Calculus is one of the grandest achievements of human thought, explaining everything from planetary orbits to the optimal size of a city to the periodicity of a heartbeat. This brisk course covers the core ideas of single-variable Calculus with emphases on conceptual understanding and applications. The course is ideal for students beginning in the engineering, physical, and social sciences. Distinguishing features of the course include: 1) the introduction and use of Taylor series and approximations from the beginning; 2) a novel synthesis of discrete and continuous forms of Calculus; 3) an emphasis on the conceptual over the computational; and 4) a clear, dynamic, unified approach. In this first part--part one of five--you will extend your understanding of Taylor series, review limits, learn the *why* behind l'Hopital's rule, and, most importantly, learn a new language for describing growth and decay of functions: the BIG O....

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By YG

Jul 03, 2018

Very well structured for a refresher course. Thank you Professor Ghrist for your effort in putting this course together. A little additional outside research was required but well worth the effort.

By RH

Dec 16, 2016

Excellent class. Prof. Ghrist has a great teaching style, and his idea to use Taylor Series first is quite effective. Many functions I have shied away from in the past are now familiar to me.

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By 胡启阳

Feb 19, 2019

Really helpful

By Jonah Aldridge

Feb 11, 2019

E

By Anthony DeStefano

Jan 31, 2019

Excellent course from a great school and excellent professor. The videos were informative. I found this class to be very challenging. I ended up with an A and look forward to the next parts. I think you need some exposure to calculus before taking this class. I took calculus 8 years ago.

By Zheng Ji Yuan

Jan 29, 2019

It's a very nice course. I strongly recommend it no matter who your are, as long as you what to learn calculus.

By Cheng Hao

Jan 23, 2019

best math course i've had so far after long years out of school~ thanks!

By Bashir Abdelwahed

Jan 18, 2019

the big O part is a bit ubiquitous. But everything else is amazingly described.

By Saptarshi Choudhury

Jan 16, 2019

Excellent course. A little bit of toughness but quite enjoyable and rewarding.

By Much Zhang

Jan 15, 2019

I THINK THIS IS VERY HELPFUL FOR ME.THANKS FOR TEACHER'S TEACH AND COURSERA'S FAVOUR.

By Fulgence IKPE

Jan 07, 2019

Very well and simply explained

Made review easier for me

By Daniel Morales

Jan 06, 2019

A great course